This video shows why you shouldn't pet a tiger

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.06 - 2023 10:04 AM CET

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This video shows why you shouldn't pet a tiger.

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The allure of tigers, the largest members of the cat family, is undeniable. Their elegance and regal presence have long captured human fascination.

We create spaces like national parks, sanctuaries, and tiger reserves to safely observe these majestic creatures in their natural environment.

Despite their wild nature, some people keep tigers as pets, treating them with the same familiarity as domesticated dogs or cats. However, this overlooks a critical truth: a tiger's inherent instincts remain intact regardless of human upbringing, and these instincts can surface in dangerous ways.

A recent video circulating online underscores this reality.

Posted by Oddly Terrifying on platform X, the video comes with a thought-provoking caption:

"Why put yourself in this situation?"

This question strikes at the heart of the issue.

Tigers are renowned as some of the most formidable hunters in the wild, with a strength that is the stuff of legends. They are known to take down prey as robust as the gaur, also known as the Indian bison, which stands at 7 feet tall and weighs up to 1,500 kg. There are even rare accounts of tigers hunting elephants.

You can watch the video below.

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